By Kevin McGill Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Another Republican is joining the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana. Former U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao announced his candidacy March 1 in a news release. Cao became the nation’s first Vietnamese American congressman with his unexpected defeated of a scandal-plagued incumbent Democrat, William Jefferson, in 2008. Two […]
30 years of giving back
By Charles Lam NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Over the past 30 years, the Northwest Asian Weekly has spent much of its time and efforts on philanthropy. In addition to the annual programs administered through the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation, such as the Diversity Makes a Difference college scholarships, Summer Youth Leadership Program, and Women of Color […]
EDITORIAL: Thailand flood victims needs help, but it isn’t getting enough — why?
Imagine the City of Seattle being completely flooded with water. People would have to abandon their homes, personal belongings, and maybe even pets. Having access to food would become a monumental challenge — a daily fight.
Former congressman drops out of AG race
By Melinda Deslatte The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has won a second term in office, after his only competitor dropped out of the race. Former U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao filed paperwork Tuesday formally withdrawing from the election, a spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office said. “After meeting […]
NWAW’s Outstanding Graduates — Part 2
Compiled by staff Northwest Asian Weekly At the end of each school year, we run this column, which features some exceptional Asian American students that have made the most of their high school careers, whether it’s through academics, volunteer work, artistic endeavors, or in athletics.
Past suggests little lasting harm to Japan economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Japanese economy has been staggered by an earthquake, a tsunami, and a nuclear crisis. But history suggests it will bounce back with no lasting damage.
Blog: What can we learn from Japan?
How can a nation train its citizens to remain calm and orderly after witnessing the loss of their homes and the deaths of their loved ones?
First Vietnamese American congressman on how to fight political apathy
Rep. Joseph Cao (R-La.), the country’s first Vietnamese American member of Congress, paid a visit to Seattle on July 30.
Donations dip for Rep. who backed health reform
WASHINGTON (AP) — The lone Republican lawmaker to support Democratic health care legislation has seen his fundraising drop by nearly 40 percent since his vote, and he is quickly burning through a dwindling bank account after resorting to a costly national fundraising operation.
Editorial: Cao getting a lot of unfair flack
Some are speculating that it could be one vote that ends U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao’s career. Cao was the only Republican who voted for President Obama’s health care plan, HR-3962.